Ghetto

A ghetto is a part of a city in which members of a minority group live, especially because of social, legal, or economic pressure. The term was originally used in Venice to describe the part of the city to which Jews were restricted and segregated. ==Etymology== Dictionaries list a number of possible origins for the originally Italian term, includ...
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Ghetto

• (n.) The Jews`quarter in an Italian town or city. • (n.) A quarter of a city where Jews live in greatest numbers.
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Ghetto

(from the article `Venice`) ...with life centred on the square, or campo (site of the community well), and its parish church. Perhaps the most clearly recognizable such area ...
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ghetto

1. The Jews' quarter in an Italian town or city. 'I went to the Ghetto, where the Jews dwell.' (Evelyn) ... 2. By extension, any section of a town inhabited predominantly by members of a specific ethnic, national or racial group, such segregation usually arising from social or economic pressure. ... 3. (fig) any isolated group of people. ... 4. (fi...
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ghetto

noun formerly the restricted quarter of many European cities in which Jews were required to live; `the Warsaw ghetto`
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Ghetto

[Akon song] `Ghetto` is the second single from American singer/songwriter Akon`s debut studio album, Trouble. The single was released on December 21, 2004, exclusively in Latin America and certain countries of Europe. The single peaked at #92 on the Billboard Hot 100. Akon describes the song`s lyrics as `a description of the cycle of povert...
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Ghetto

[play] Ghetto (גטו) is a play by Israeli playwright Joshua Sobol about the experiences of the Jews of the Vilna Ghetto during Nazi occupation in World War II. The play focuses on the Jewish theatre in the ghetto, incorporating live music and including as characters historical figures such as Jacob Gens, the chief of the Jewish Police and...
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Ghetto

Ghet'to noun [ Italian ] The Jews'quarter in an Italian town or city. « I went to the Ghetto , where the Jews dwell.» Evelyn.
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Ghetto

Ghet'to noun A quarter of a city where Jews live in greatest numbers.
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Ghetto

A ghetto was a part of a city in which Jews were compelled to live, shut off from the rest of the city and forced to pay a tax for the dubious privilege of living there.
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ghetto

A part of a city occupied by a minority group. This is mostly used to refer to the Jewish quarter of a city. It originates in Venice in the 16th century where it denoted a walled area to which Jews were confined outside daylight hours. During World War II it was used again for areas in cities of Eastern Europe into which Jews were forced to live by...
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ghetto

Any deprived area occupied by a minority group, whether voluntarily or not. Originally a ghetto was the area of a town where Jews were compelled to live, decreed by a law enforced by papal bull 1555. The term came into use 1516 when the Jews of Venice were expelled to an island within the city which ...
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ghetto

formerly a street, or quarter, of a city set apart as a legally enforced residence area for Jews. One of the earliest forced segregations of Jews ... [3 related articles]
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ghetto

ghetto (get'ō) , originally, a section of a city in which Jews lived; it has come to mean a section of a city where members of any racial group are segregated. In the early Middle Ages the segregation of Jews in separate streets or localities was voluntary. The first compulsory ghettos wer...
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ghetto

[n] - the quarter of many European cities in which Jews are required to live
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